Nothing says desperation like an American college student digging through their wallet. I know that’s what the cashier is thinking while watching me frantically search for my card.
She’s not wrong; though I just paid my $25k tuition, the $10 price of bacon seems a little too steep for me.
Sarina Northway is an English and psychology double major at the University of South Carolina. Though not very experienced, she is working on her first traditionally published novel, Dead Girl Walking.
My heart has shattered and the shards are everywhere.
Each shard a memory, each memory most precious.
Goodbyes were said, tears were shed, hugs gratefully given and received.
The end of the school year; I will never see most of these students again.
China is a long way from America.
Daniel Quillen is retired and living in China, teaching English at a Chinese university. He just wrapped up his final semester there.
I just wanted to make it big, be useful, go clubbing, to the beach, take photos of all of those things, maybe call 9-1-1 sometime.
I’m an iPhone! A must-have gadget! I deserve an owner who uses me properly.
Sure, I’m user-friendly, but…
With grandma, I’m nothing but a paperweight.
Lis Boquete is a student of English as a foreign language, born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is a book lover and is currently studying to become a sworn translator.
The lesson wasn’t going well. Lucy was trying to concentrate, but she couldn’t. Games, phone calls, messages, viral videos—everything was distracting from her work.
“If you use your phone, at least turn off the sound! It’s impossible to study!” Lucy snapped, even though shouting at the teacher was rude.
Sophie is a high school student from Ukraine. She’s been studying English for five years and she loves writing stories, so 50WS is a great combination of her favourite hobbies.
“Eagor!” cried Dr. Frankensteve.
“What?” mumbled Eagor.
“I’ve invented a machine that allows people to stockpile sleep!”
“Silly nephew! Now students can sleep longer when they aren’t busy, and stay up all night when they are, with no side effects!”
(Then the author cried, because it wasn’t true.)
But seriously, wouldn’t that be great? Sigh…
Jesse went to school to study Finance.
He did really well in all of the theory classes, but he had some difficulty making real-world applications of his newfound knowledge.
After six years, he graduated.
He calculated that it would only take him twenty-nine years to pay back his student loans.